What Is Going On With Her Oh What To Do

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HEATHER - December 12

So my little one has always been a great sleeper right from the begining and had been sleeping threw the night since only a couple of weeks. Now the last 3 nights she is waking up every 3-4 hours and feeding, she wakes up screaming bloody murder like she's haven't eaten in days. she in now 3 1/2 months. Knowing she used to sleep for 8-10 hours straight I dont want her to get into a "habbit" of waking like this if she's not really hungry. Could she be in a growth spurt? She is still eating every 2-3 hours during the day. My other thing is I cant stop swaddling her & she is super pacifier dependent! I dont mind her needing the paci to sleep thats the only time she wants it BUT: She needs it in her mouth the whole night or she wakes up which means when I try to not swaddler her neither one of us sleeps cause she keeps knocking the paci out of her mouth and freeks out. For now I keep swaddling her but she is getting to the point that everything goes in her mouth and in the middle of the night nomatter how tight I swaddle her she wiggles her hands up to her mouth and gets stuck then gets p___sed off and wakes up. So I just dont know what to do. I thought that if I try to get her not to need the paci to sleep that might solve things, but I think its too soon to take that away from her it is very soothing to her, I was planning on taking it away when she gets a little older and understands what I'm saying. Oh, what to do. I miss sleeping. Although I love those happy smiles and talkes we get in the middle of the night, she's so cute...What do you think?

 

monica - December 12

sounds like a growth spurt to me. Have you tried weaning her off swaddling? one are at a time.....I am not sure about the paci neither one of my kids ever took one.

 

HEATHER - December 12

I tried that for 4 nights and decided that I couldn't do it. she would try to put her hand in her mouth and constantly knock the paci out, she sleeps inthe basinet right next to me and I pretty much slept hanging over the bed either pluging her back up or blocking her hand from getting in her mouth. Those were rough nights. Last night my hubby wasnt home so I tried to have her sleep with me (which she loves and sleeps great after he leaves in the a.m. I pull her in bed with me) and she still woke up after 4 hours. She doesnt need the paci or to be swaddled when she cuddles with me. But I dont like her to sleep with me when my hubby is in the bed he is too hard of a sleeper and moves alot.

 

monica - December 12

i say send hubby to the couch j/k. this is a hard one. i seen these positioners so that no one can roll over baby it even has a little light for b___stfeeding.

 

The real Lissi - December 12

You know the other day, I heard that a paci can dramatically reduce the chances of SIDS. Well, they also said that if your baby is used to having a paci at night, you should keep using it until they're a year old or the chances of SIDS can actually increase! I was planning to ween Nadya off hers at about 6 months, but I won't now. She also manages to escape from her swaddle, and her hands, which have a life of their own always knock the paci out. If she's in a light sleep, I have to keep putting the bloody thing back in. I wish I knew what advice to offer, but I think it's probably just a phase we have to go through. Nadya will be 3 months soon, and has also started eating more and screaming when she's hungry, as if I'd been starving her. I'm sure it's just a growth spurt, she looks much bigger this week. Much sympathy. I miss sleeping too.

 

Christy - December 12

My son gave up swaddling at three weeks. He loves having his arms free and sleeping in the football goal post or crucifixion poses. :) He has only taken the paci one time, so that isn't an issue either. Maybe you will have to wait to wean your dd off swaddling and the paci. Although I wonder if it will be any easier in the future. In fact it could be more difficult. BTW- when your dd knocks the paci out with her hands, does she suck on her hand/fingers/thumb instead and could she still sleep sucking on that? Although, I'd rather see a kid suck a paci over a thumb/finger since it can eventually be taken away.

 

Rachael mommy2lucas - December 12

Sleep? What is that? My almost 4 month old still does not sleep. Swaddling never worked for me, and just when I got him down to once a night eating, he now gets up twice. He really is hungry too! I just don't think he'll ever sleep thru the night! I don't have suggestions, just feeling your pain!

 

Amayas Mommy AKA Stephanie - December 12

OK I dont want anyone to think that I am a horrible mom or give horrible advice but we swaddled Amaya until she was like 4 months old. She was too big for recieving blankets and other blankets just didnt hold her in like the recieving blankets so we took her daddys sweatshirt and warpped that around her and tied it. this way it was tight like the swaddle but it wasnt put on like the swaddle so she couldnt get out. Once she escaped the sweatshirt we stopped swaddling. It never hurts to try!

 

Rachael mommy2lucas - December 12

I would swaddle my kid til he was ten if it meant I may actually sleep a full night! LOL!

 

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